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While Pakistan has some social and political problems, it has also been stated as being the tourism industry's big thing[1]. Pakistan has diverse cultures, people and landscapes. [2].

The country's attraction range from the ruin of civilization such as Mohenjo-daro, Harappa and Taxila, to the Himalayan hill stations, which attract those interested in winter sports. Pakistan is home to several mountain peaks over 7000m, which attract adventurers and mountaineers from around the world, especially K2[3]. The north part of Pakistan has many old fortresses, ancient architecture and the Hunza and Chitral valley, home to small pre-Islamic Animist Kalasha community claiming descent from Alexander the Great. The romances of the North West Frontier Province is timeless and legend. Punjab province has the site of Alexander's battle on the Jhelum River and the historic city Lahore, Pakistan's cultural capital, with many examples of Mughal architecture such as Badshahi Masjid, Shalimar Gardens, Tomb of Jahangir and the Lahore Fort. Before the Global economic crisis Pakistan received more than 500,000 tourists [4]

To promote Pakistan's unique and various cultural heritage, PM launch "Visit Pakistan" marketing campaign in 2007. [5]

In 2009, The World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report ranks Pakistan as one of the top 25% tourist destinations for its World Heritage sites. Ranging from mangroves in the South, to the 5,000-year-old cities of the Indus Valley CivilizationMohenjo-daro and Harappa—.[6]

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Famous Landmarks

The site of Pakistan National Monument in Islamabad. The City of Islamabad is cocooned by mountains which provide a cool summer retreat.
The Faiz Mahal (Faiz Palace) built in 1798 by the Talpur family in Khairpur, Sindh

List of Popular Tourist Places

Top 5 Tourist Sites

Top 5 Tourist Destinations

In October 2006, just one year after the dreadful 2005 Kashmir earthquake, The Guardian released what it described as "The top five tourist sites in Pakistan" in order to help the country's tourism industry.[7]

Rank Location
1 Taxila
2 Lahore
3 The Karakoram Highway
4 Karimabad
5 Lake Saiful Muluk

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